Craftsmanship of Jadeite Jade Cut: Simple Crafting Or Masterpiece?
Craftsmanship or cut is a key indicator of identifying the quality of the jade. The higher the level of craftsmanship, the higher the value of jade piece. Artisans perfect their craft with only high-quality jade usually with many skills and tools involved in the process.
Precious Gemstone: Jade Formation and the Finest Jadeite Jade in Burma
Where did jade come from? Jade can only be formed under specific circumstances. Natural jadeite deposits are only usually found along the geologic locations where tectonic plates meet. Imperial jade is the finest quality of jade that is usually found in Burma that is in the color of a very vibrant emerald green.
Size and Weight: Is Bigger Jadeite Jade Better and More Expensive?
Jadeite is commonly measured in millimeters. When all other quality factors are equal, the value of cabochons, beads, and bangle bracelets increases with size. Small differences in size can make a big difference in value when it comes to top-quality imperial jadeite. In most cases, larger sizes of nephrite do not significantly increase its value.
Texture of Jadeite Jade: The Fine Smooth Feel of Jade
The texture of jade can be referred to as old mine (fine), relatively old mine (medium) and new mine (coarse). The size of the particles also plays a part in their transparency as larger particle sizes prevent light from reflecting through the gem whereas smaller sized particles allow light to reveal the depth and vibrancy of the jade.